Frequently-Asked Questions

Mail Ballots

Do I need to request an absentee ballot?

Voters do not need to request an absentee ballot. Colorado's voting model allows each active voter to automatically receive a ballot by mail beginning October 9. Make sure your address is up to date at

When will I receive my ballot?

Ballots will be mailed to voters beginning October 9. Please allow up to a full week for delivery. Didn't get your ballot? Double check your address at, then call 311 to obtain a replacement.


How do I return my ballot?

Voters can return their ballots to one of 38 24-hour drop boxes around the city or at Voter Service and Polling Centers and drive-throughs; locations available at Voters may also choose to return their ballot via mail (55 cents postage required). To ensure your ballot reaches the Denver Elections Division before 7 p.m. November 3, do not return it via mail after October 26.

Can I get my mail ballot early?

Voters may pick up their mail ballot at the Denver Elections Division main office as early as September 21. You can only pick up your own ballot. In person voting begins October 12.

How do I track my ballot?

 BallotTRACE is Denver's powerful ballot tracker and communications tool. Get notifications via text or email about the status of your ballot by signing up at


How do I know my ballot is secure?

The Denver Elections Division is committed to holding safe, secure and transparent elections. Every single signature on ballot envelopes is verified by a highly-trained team, and all ballot processing teams are bipartisan. Learn more about mail ballots from creation to counting, and get an inside look at our processing rooms.

Can I return someone else's ballot?

Per Colorado law, you can return up to 10 voted ballots per election on behalf of other voters.

Can someone else drop my ballot off?

If you are unable to return your voted ballot, someone else may return your ballot on your behalf. One person may collect no more than 10 ballots per election.

I need a new ballot.

Voters with lost, damaged, or mismarked ballots may request a replacement by calling 311. Curbside pick-up service will be available beginning October 12.

Can I pick up someone else's ballot?

Beginning October 27, voters who need a replacement ballot may designate a person to pick up the new ballot on their behalf. The designated person must bring a signed Emergency Ballot Replacement form, along with acceptable ID.

In-Person Voting

Is it safe to vote in person?

The Denver Elections Division is taking steps to protect voters and election workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit our Voting During COVID-19 page for details on the precautions we're taking.

Where can I vote?

 Find in person voting locations and hours at

When does in person voting begin?

The Denver Elections main office vote center opens at the McNichols Civic Center Building (144 W. Colfax Avenue) on October 12; other vote centers open around the city beginning October 19. Get more information at

Voter Registration

How do I confirm my registration?

Go to to confirm your registration status and details. Having trouble finding your record or have questions? Contact us at 311 or 


Why is my registration status Inactive?

We either sent you an official piece of election mail that was returned to us as undeliverable or were notified through USPS National Change of Address that you have moved. To confirm your registration status or update your address, go to


How do I become a Confidential Voter?

Fill out the Confidential Voter form and return it via email to, or mail it to the Denver Elections Division, 200 W. 14th Avenue, Suite 100, Denver, CO 80204.



Can I register to vote before I turn 18?

Yes, in Colorado, you can register at the age of 16.